OCR Islam GCSE B577 (Beliefs and Special Days) and B578 (Worship and Community)


-Bascis facts about Islam e.g. country of origin, divisions.

-Muhammeds life.

-5 pillars of Islam or Arkan

-Greater and Lesser Jihad.

Special Days:






-Parts of a mosque

-Preparations for prayer

-Movements for prayer

-Objects aiding Prayer e.g. prayer mat

Community and Fmaily:


-Birth of a child

-Milestones for a Muslim child

-Wedding ceremony

-Roles of a man and woman in marriage

-Death e.g. death rites.

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  • Created on: 07-06-13 19:00




some of this information is slightly wrong -

heaven is forever! heaven is eternal, and that is what every Muslim works towards, an eternity of happiness.  

also, the prophets don't decide every soul's fate - Allah is the judge, he created everyone and everything so he will decide what every soul deserves. 

Jinns don't record the deeds for everyone. everyone has an angel on either side.

it is not true that women don't have to cover their heads during Hajj at all! women should always cover themselves in the presence of men that are not their family - husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle (blood related).

typically, mosques are not used as cinemas for Islamic films (in fact, I have never heard of this) - the mosque is not a place for leisure - it is a place where Muslims are able to pray to Allah.

wiping hands over the face to "receive blessings once done" during du'a is a cultural thing - not a religious thing. also the subha beads are cultural too, and should only be used for those who have difficulty counting, or keeping count - so perhaps people in their old age.

it is not compulsory for a child to go to a madrassah - it is essential that they learn about the religion - however this can be taught through parents. 

also, - "Child stand in front of Qu’ran in new clothes recites 5 Arabic words at the beginning of every Surah. Might also read the opening words to the Surah about Jibreel's appearance to Muhammad." - this is not necessarily a religious practice - this is more cultural. 

a woman's job in Islam is to take care of the home - and yes her first responsibility is her duties at home. if a Muslim wife elects to work she can choose to support her family financially or keep the money for herself. however, if she neglects her duties at home - which are to take care of food, children and her husband, then she is no longer permitted to work because working is not an obligation but taking care of her household is. 

mourning is different for different people, for example a wife has a mourning period of 3 months, and in this time she is not allowed to marry another man - as this allows her to find out if she is pregnant or not, and if she is her mourning period lasts until she has given birth, and because of this, husbands should make a will in favour of their wives for the provision of one year’s residence and maintenance.